On May 3, the Feast of Saints Phillip and James, Bishop-elect James F. Checchio will be ordained and installed as the fifth bishop of the Diocese of Metuchen.
The Most Reverend John J. Myers, Metropolitan Archbishop of Newark, will serve as the principal consecrator at the installation Mass, which will take place at 2 p.m. at the Church of the Sacred Heart, South Plainfield.
On the eve of the Bishop-elect’s ordination, Monday, May 2, there will be a celebration of Evening Prayer and blessing of his pontifical insignia at 6 p.m. at the Cathedral of St. Francis of Assisi, Metuchen.
Admittance to all events is by ticket only.
To allow for greater participation of the faithful, the Diocese of Metuchen, in concert with the Diocese of Brooklyn, will provide a live satellite broadcast of the Mass on NET TV, EWTN and CatholicTV (check with your television provider for channel listings in your area), which will also be streamed online on the associated websites, including this webpage.
Live coverage will begin with a 1:30 p.m. procession leading up to the 2 p.m. liturgy. Following the Mass, a link to the recording will be posted on the diocesan website for later viewing.
The Diocese of Metuchen is pleased to provide the faithful of the diocese with an opportunity to be a part of this important moment in the rich history of the diocese.